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Sept. 1, 2005

Veraviewepocs panoramic X-ray unit from J. Morita

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Veraviewepocs is a high-speed, panoramic X-ray available as a film or digital system with a cephalometric option. It offers a panoramic scan time of just eight seconds, resulting in reduced patient radiation exposure. Both the film and digital systems produce brilliant, contrast-rich images for accurate diagnosis. Additionally, the digital model features a high-resolution CCD sensor with a CsI scintillator. CsI is more efficient than standard scintillators; light scatter is reduced, resulting in a sharper image. With several automatic functions, Veraviewepocs is easy to operate; it is self-calibrating and no adjustments are necessary once it is connected to power. With a full range of panoramic and cephalometric imaging capabilities, it is the ultimate diagnostic tool. Other features include auto focus, auto exposure (film), superior cassette system, uniform magnification (image layer center), plus easy and accurate patient positioning.

For more information, call 866-JMORITA (566-7482), contact your dealer, or visit

Sirona unveils new upgraded software for CEREC® 3D system

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Sirona Dental Systems introduces an upgraded version of its successful CEREC 3D Chairside CAD/CAM software. The enhanced software includes new features that advance fabrication fit, overall design time, and database customization.

The upgraded software makes establishing the occlusal clinical relationship to the antagonist literally “automatic.” It automatically adjusts the database tooth and establishes the occlusal contacts. The proposed crown will need only minimal fine-tuning, and is then ready to mill. This new feature significantly reduces design time and allows dentists to produce consistent occlusal contacts every time.

For more information, call (800) 659-5977 or visit

Orthoralix 8500 panoramic system by Gendex

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Gendex announces its new market-changing imaging product, the Orthoralix 8500 entry-level panoramic system. The Orthoralix 8500 provides superior imaging performance owing to its multi-motorized rotation and tubehead with 0.4 mm focal spot. The unit is available in film or digital formats. Simple and stable patient positioning is achieved through the use of multiple laser references, lateral positioning devices, a handgrip, and an integrated chin rest. To ensure the most efficient workflow, the unit features two control panels that are mounted directly on the unit rather than requiring the user to operate it through a dedicated computer. The Orthoralix 8500 connects directly to the office network, and works with nearly all practice-management software. Compact and esthetic, the unit easily integrates into every office.

For more details, call (888) 275-5286 or visit

i-CAT™ cone beam imaging system with 3-D imaging technology

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Imaging Sciences International, Inc. is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of state-of-the-art dental and maxillofacial radiography products. Its marquee product, the i-CAT, is a cone beam imaging system that utilizes advanced 3-D imaging technology, providing dentists with more accurate views of oral and maxillofacial structures, including impacted molars, bone structure, and tooth orientation. This leads to the most accurate treatment and predictable outcomes for surgical procedures. The i-CAT is dramatically advancing patient care by producing the most popular, most cost-effective, and ultimately most convenient open-environment, in-office scans with considerably less radiation for patients. Dental specialists are now able to prepare accurate treatment plans using the 3-D images and provide their patients with a visual diagnosis to increase their understanding of treatment options. ISI is ISO 13485;2003 and 9001;2001 certified. For more information, visit

Safe, accurate implant planning and placement

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The technology used to help reconstruct the face of King Tut is now being used to help ensure safe, accurate implant planning and placement. BMi - Biomedical Modeling Inc. - created a model of the boy king’s skull from a CT scan. This was used as the basis for reconstructing Tutankhamen’s face. Using the same technology and CT scans, BioDental models aid in visualizing and planning dental implants. They enable the fabrication of drill guides that can significantly reduce chair time while ensuring implant positioning, measurements, and angulation.

Made from translucent acrylic, BMi BioDental models clearly show bone structure and density, soft tissue, teeth and roots, and sinus/maxilla features. The inferior alveolar nerve channel is highlighted in red, reducing the risk of nerve injury. The models provide important coordination between surgeon and restorative dentist with effective visualization and communication to help assure a positive outcome, and they aid in the fabrication of immediate-load interim restorations. BioDental models also are useful in educating patients, helping them understand their implant procedure.

Unlike 3-D computer modeling, no software investment is required by the dentist. BMi works directly with CT providers to translate patient scans into an accurate model of a patient’s mandible or maxilla using a laser and photopolymer resin to create an accurate stereolithographic BioDental model.

For more information, call (888) 246-6633 or e-mail [email protected].

L.E.Demetron II produces true 5-second cure

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The L.E.Demetron II incorporates Periodic Level Shifting (PLS), a breakthrough technology that delivers a true 5-second cure for universal or lighter shades. With PLS, the L.E.Demetron II maintains an impressive baseline output of 1,200 mW/cm2 for ¾ of a second, then pulses to a peak of 1,600 mW/cm2 for ¼ second of each 1-second exposure. Demetron’s unique thermal control system ensures cool, continuous high output without overheating intrapulpal tissue. The handpiece never feels hot or shuts down. The L.E. Demetron II offers 5-, 10-, and 20-second preset timer settings, timer mode recall and built-in radiometer with actual mW/cm2 readings.

For more details, call (800) KERR.123 or visit

CAESY Printables introduced

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CAESY Education Systems announces CAESY Printables, a new product for CAESY’s DVD Update and Support Plan members. Dentists and staff members can use the software to create printable versions of any of CAESY’s more than 200 multimedia presentations for patients to take home. Each one- to two-page CAESY Printable comes with full-color photos and is available with either English or Spanish text. The program comes on CD-ROM, and can be quickly and easily installed on one or more computers in the office. Single or multiple copies can be printed out and branded with the practice’s name if desired.

After covering the diagnoses, procedures, and alternatives of their suggested treatment, dentists can use CAESY Printables to create a document that will strengthen their recommendations. Patients will appreciate the ability to take the information home to share with other decision makers.

For more information, visit

BioSonic® UC100XD ultrasonic cleaner

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BioSonic introduces the new UC100XD. With up to 50 percent larger tank capacity than other cleaners in its class, the UC100XD has an automatic power booster for large loads and a rack for Hu-Friedy® cassettes. BioSonic cleaners save time with simultaneous beaker and basket multi-task cleaning, and operate with a fully closed hinge-action lid to minimize airborne particulates. Accessories include BioSonic solutions, baskets, cassette racks, cassettes, and beakers.

For more information, call Coltène/Whaledent at (800) 221-3046 or visit

DENTSPLY Maillefer’s ProPex™ apex locator

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Endodontists can now map a clear route to working length with DENTSPLY Maillefer’s new ProPex apex locator. The key to its accuracy lies in its multi-frequency technology. The detailed graphics, combined with a progressive audio signal and pre-apical warning, provide a clear picture of their location in the canal. Even in the presence of blood, tissue, NaOCl, or other fluids, the ProPex apex locator enables endodontists to consistently and conveniently determine the correct working length measurement.

Starting the unit requires only the push of a button - no additional settings, adjustments or calibrations needed. Its compact, ergonomic design makes it easy to use and its LCD screen is large, bright, and angled upward for comfortable viewing. Its rechargeable NiMH battery eliminates the need for frequent battery replacement and its battery indicator provides continuous monitoring of battery status. Available accessories include a replacement battery and charger, and additional lip clips, file hooks, and measuring wire.

For more information, call (800) 924-7393, or visit

New high-frequency X-ray system - Preva DC

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Progeny Dental introduces the Preva DC, offering a 0.4 mm focal spot, adjustable techniques, and an LED screen that allows users to easily see technique settings at a distance. The versatility of Preva DC addresses the dental professional’s need to capture high-definition images using any film type or digital receptor. It provides the imaging capability needed now, as well as accommodations for future digital imaging advances.

Preva provides 60, 65, or 70 kV selections; four to seven mA, and time adjustments from 10 milliseconds to two seconds. A large, blue-and-white LED screen allows the user to see technique settings at most distances within the operatory. The easy-to-use control panel also provides 30 anatomical technique settings based on tooth type, patient size, and receptor time, and can be installed remotely if desired. The system is available in 56-inch, 66-inch, or 76-inch arm lengths and features Progeny’s proven arm mechanics for smooth and stable positioning.

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Comfort and high definition - Gendex VisualiX eHD intraoral sensor

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Designed to maximize patient comfort, the VisualiX eHD (ergonomics and High Definition) digital intraoral sensor features smooth edges and round corners. The outstanding ergonomic shape of the sensor allows for the most accurate and simple positioning. VisualiX eHD also delivers unsurpassed digital image quality, providing excellent definition of the various anatomical structures and allows for the most precise diagnosis. The VisualiX eHD is the only system that guarantees both exceptional diagnostic image quality and maximum patient comfort. Improve your workflow and significantly increase practice productivity with the VisualiX eHD.

For more information, call Gendex at (888) 275-5286 or visit

Proper lighting - it’s only natural

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Sirona brings near-daylight conditions to the operatory with the introduction of the SIROLUX F operatory light. An available option on the C8+ treatment center, the light ensures color-neutral illumination of the treatment area to provide greater accuracy when matching composite shades, as well as a more clearly defined illumination area for more precise positioning.

The SIROLUX F boasts a high-performance, fan-cooled bulb to ensure unsurpassed illumination at a color temperature of 5,500 Kelvin - almost indistinguishable from natural daylight. The lighting unit features removable (autoclavable) handles and tension-controlled rotation for accurate positioning without drifting.

For more information, please contact Sirona Dental Systems at (800) 659-5977 or

Media Center increases online patient conversion

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Einstein Dental’s Media Center is designed to create a marvelous interactive experience for visitors to your Web site. This amazing product allows you and your staff to make customized, consumer-oriented videos that will dazzle prospective patients and increase your Web site conversion rate. Introduce yourself to prospective patients. Educate them on the procedures and services you provide. You can even provide patient testimonials. The Media Center presentation begins with a short introduction to the practice, then asks visitors to provide additional information in order to continue watching your videos. The Media Center collects statistics from this information that show you what type of information each visitor to your Web site is seeking. A statistical analysis is sent to you immediately thereafter. For more information, call (800) 606-0003, or e-mail [email protected].

ASI’s microscope patient chair and doctor stool

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The innovative design of this chairback better facilitates the use of a microscope during treatment. The thin back design eliminates the traditional headrest and utilizes a neck pillow to support the patient’s head while allowing close and unobstructed access for the dentist. The chair features touch controls on the backrest as well as the foot control to allow fingertip adjustments while looking under the scope. The chair features an electromechanical movement that provides better incremental positioning over hydraulic designs. Use in combination with ASI’s microscope doctor’s stool and advanced endodontic delivery system.

The design of this stool facilitates upright, ergonomic positioning for performing procedures under a microscope. The stool includes standard height and back positioning while including adjustable, swiveling elbow supports. The elbow supports provide steady support yet will swivel easily into the desired position. Use in combination with ASI’s advanced endodontic delivery system and microscope patient chair. Call (800) 566-9953 for more information.

Improved intraoral video camera from Kodak

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Kodak has enhanced its KODAK 1000 Intraoral Video Camera System with USB 2.0 connectivity, which makes installation and handling of the camera system simpler and easier, and provides an even more efficient way to acquire images and enhance patient care. The new system offers a more simplified camera installation. All you have to do is install the software and plug the system into a USB 2.0 port of a computer workstation. No additional hardware is required. The camera also features improved image quality, with crisper images for enhanced clinical capabilities and patient communication.

The KODAK 1000 system software also features automatic adjustment to various lighting conditions, single foot-pedal control for fast and simple operation, dual settings to capture both intraoral and extraoral images, and surgical steel handpiece with embedded light source and easy-to-operate focus button.

The improved camera system comes complete with KODAK Dental Imaging Software version 6.0.5 for convenient image acquisition and management. The camera is fully backed by Kodak’s quality service and support.

For more information, call (800) 944-6365, visit, or contact your Kodak rep.

PerioPal version 3.5 released - hands-free perio charting!

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PerioPal, LLC releases the next version of its powerful periodontal software designed to make recording a periodontal exam easier and faster with its verbal software tool, allowing hands-free periodontal charting. PerioPal’s efficiency lies in its ability to verbally record, chart, store, and report a periodontal exam as it occurs, dramatically increasing productivity. Exam findings are recorded into a headset attached to the user’s choice of hardware - laptop, desktop, or integrated system. Version 3.5 has been updated with a networked database for multi-user access and a software bridge compatible with other dental packages. PerioPal’s Voice Command vocabulary consists of abbreviations and shortcuts that enable accurate recording of data in a shorter time by reducing the number of spoken words. PerioPal’s verbal commands make it possible to perform the exam in a single pass through the mouth.

Another new feature to Version 3.5 is ReProbe, PerioPal’s efficient method of re-examining areas of concern. Upon re-examination, PerioPal guides the clinician to those areas of concern. ReProbe automatically follows the selected charting sequence, calling out only the teeth with abnormal probing depths based on the previous completed exam.

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KaVo In eXam intraoral X-ray

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KaVo’s new X-ray system, In eXam, integrates state-of-the-art X-ray technology into the dental practice. The tube head features a laser positioning aid, which ensures the most accurate and precise patient positioning. To increase workflow efficiency, the system esthetically integrates the Dig eXam sensor into the X-ray head, exactly where it needs to be. No more searching for the sensor; no more cord hassles. For ultimate efficiency, the sensor is automatically activated when the X-ray beam is activated. With KaVo’s X-ray software, VixWin PRO, the crisp, sharp images can be immediately displayed. For added patient safety, the KaVo In eXam also features a timer with tooth selection keys, so that the correct radiation dosage can be automatically selected.

For more information, call (888) ASK-KAVO (275-5286) or visit

Designs for Vision releases the OptiCure™ LED curing light

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Opticure is the first to combine wavelengths through an electro-optical system that will cure PPD, CQ, and any other photo initiators. It combines 10 optically focused LEDs, ensuring effective curing regardless of material used. This combination of wavelengths provides cooler, lighter, and more efficient curing. It incorporates state-of-the-art lithium battery technology to provide 540 10-second cures from a single charge. Its easy-to-read display on the handset features seven time-specific cycles. Mode memory, interrupt and continue options, audible tones, and sleep mode provide unsurpassed flexibility and utility.

The unit is available directly from the company, and the sales force will be available for demonstrations. Designs for Vision also is offering a 45-day product evaluation. To arrange for a demonstration, call (800) 345-4009 or e-mail [email protected].

Dispense composites effortlessly with COMPO-PEN™

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Stop wasting time and money replacing your plastic composite placement guns. Crafted from high-grade, acid-resistant stainless steel, the new COMPO-PEN is designed for easy extrusion of all pre-filled composite compules, including highly viscous composites, which reduces operator hand and finger fatigue. The COMPO-PEN features a unique locking mechanism to prevent inadvertent dislodging of the compule, and a thumb-controlled dispenser allowing for smooth and effortless extrusion while helping to maintain control of the compule tip. Easy to load and unload, the unit-dose tip of the COMPO-PEN is effortlessly rotated to the desired direction for easy access.

For more information or to order, call CLINICIAN’S CHOICE® at (800) 265-3444 or visit

Pacamor Kubar Bearings launches Web site with searchable catalog

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Pacamor Kubar Bearings (PKB), a domestic manufacturer of miniature and instrument ball bearings, has gone online with a new Web site which includes a searchable catalog of all standard bearing products manufactured at the New York factory. The online catalog can be searched by any of the bearing’s dimensional attributes. The search can be expanded or restricted by the number of attributes defined in the search.

Web site visitors can read about bearing technology, review industry trends, and study a number of miniature and instrument ball bearing applications. The technical information section provides comprehensive information about everything from choosing the proper radial play to shaft fits and bearing loads. Bearing ABEC tolerances are defined and lubrication recommendations are offered. A basic cross-reference guide aids the searcher who has an alternate manufacturer’s part number and is seeking a PKB replacement. If less information is desired, there are multiple links for the visitor to e-mail the factory for technical assistance.

The entire line of PKB products is available direct from the manufacturer by calling (518) 283-8002 or by visiting

Arlink® Series 8000 modular work stations

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Arlink announces the Series 8000 modular workstation systems. Ergonomically designed, they offer unlimited flexibility to accommodate changing or future needs. Ideal for a variety of applications, such as assembly, computing environments, service, repair, research, and technical work, the Series 8000 workstations can assemble and reconfigure faster than other workstations - saving time and money.

Workstations can be configured in a variety of heights and lengths to suit specific needs. They are available in five standard industry widths and in three different heights up to 84 inches. The innovative “starter and adder” system enables unlimited layout possibilities to adapt to any space or support any process requirements. The virtually tool-free assembly process allows unlimited changes to the workstation with minimal effort or cost.

For more information, call (888) 559-4441 or visit

Beaverstate Dental’s “ISO-B” five-hole handpiece illuminator system

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Beaverstate Dental’s “ISO-B” five-hole handpiece illumination system includes a transformer, asepsis handpiece tubing, krypton filament bulb (located in the handpiece connector), 13-second time-delay control module, and installation fittings.

Beaverstate’s “ISO-C” six-hole configured system is available for handpieces with the bulb built into the base. The systems are easily installed into most dental systems and are available in straight or coiled tubing, and sterling or gray color.

For more information, call (800) 237-2303.

New Swing & Lock™ file cabinet offers convenience with high security

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Ancom’s new Swing & Lock open-shelf file cabinet swings closed like a book and allows for the locking of two shelving sections with a single key. It provides security and HIPAA-compliant privacy for medical records and other personal information found in dental practices. When closed, records are hidden from view. The cabinet can be placed open at a right angle in a corner, flat against a wall, or in workstation arrangements. It opens to the left or to the right, with smooth motion and minimal effort. Its sturdy steel construction has a durable powder-coat finish and a lifetime warranty. Adjustable shelves, moveable file dividers, and optional pullout shelf are additional features of the Swing & Lock. Standard color is light gray, and other colors are available.

Ancom carries a complete line of filing systems and front-office supplies. For more details, call (800) 845-9010, or visit

Stainless steel ware by Miltex

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Miltex announces the release of its stainless steel ware and expanded surgical instrument stringer product offerings. The Miltex stainless steel ware product family is manufactured using surgical-grade stainless steel, and is available in various sizes of sponge bowls, solution basins, medicine cups, iodine cups, forceps jars, emesis basins, Mayo trays, instrument trays and covers, and dressing jars with covers.

The stainless steel Miltex surgical instrument stringers are available in various lengths and the most popular shapes - closed/open/locking; side and center. All closed styles offer secure locking mechanisms, smooth edges, and are designed to make opening and closing effortless.

For more information, an in-office demonstration, or to place an order, call your dealer, call (866) 854-8300, or visit

Kodak adds online backup and recovery service

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Kodak’s Dental Systems Group has added a web-enabled, secure offsite backup and recovery service to the services it offers to dental professionals. The KODAK Online Backup and Recovery Service enables scheduled or continuous data transfers to address all four aspects of data protection - data backup, offsite storage, archiving, and data recovery. The service will be added to Kodak’s full suite of electronic services, which provide opportunities for dental practices to leverage the efficiencies and patient care capabilities of Kodak’s practice-management software solutions.

This new service will be available for use with KODAK SOFTDENT and PRACTICEWORKS software for general dentists, KODAK ORTHOTRAC software for orthodontists, and KODAK WINOMS CS software for oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

To find out more, visit or call (800) 944-6365.

MCC Equipment introduces traverse-motion chair

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MCC Equipment introduces the Elite Series Patient Chair with Traverse, which enables up to 10 inches of horizontal movement. The exclusive traverse feature allows clinicians to move the patient chair smoothly front to back to allow better positioning. This capability is useful when using intraoral cameras, digital X-ray and other equipment, or for difficult procedures. It features a thin, lumbar-supported back to accommodate different patient sizes, and a double-articulating headrest permits proper head positioning. Two-position programming with auto-exit saves time, and a 30-degree swivel allows more flexible patient access. A foot control provides easy, aseptic operation of all chair functions, including traverse. Drop-down/lift-up arm rests enable easy entry and exit.

The chair is warranted for five years from date of invoice. Options include touch-pad controls, Ultraleather™ upholstery in plush or standard finish (Naugahyde® fabric upholstery in a wide range of colors is standard), and Comfor-pedic™ foam cushion.

For more details, call (888) 582-1514 or visit

Lares laser training CD-ROM expended

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Lares Research has expanded and improved the multimedia CD-ROM that provides the classroom portion of its training program. The CD-ROM includes graphics, and live patient video and audio to give clinicians a thorough and realistic introduction to performing procedures with a Lares laser. The program provides seven CE credits.

It is a comprehensive package that covers clinical training, treatment planning, insurance billing, and marketing. Business issues are included to assure maximum return on investment. The CD-ROM format allows clinicians to learn at their own pace, on their own schedule, in their own office or home. It also provides an easy way to train partners, associates, and staff. This assures that the entire team gets the same information and follows the same procedures.

The program includes the multimedia CD-ROM, in-office training, and consultation provided by a Lares laser-experienced clinician. Follow-up support is provided by phone or e-mail to answer questions at no charge. For more information, call (800) 347-3289 or visit

New Dovgan endodontic condensers from Miltex

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Dr. Joseph Dovgan has developed new, extended-length (27 mm) condensers to help compact obturation materials in long canals. The instruments are 4 mm longer than standard Dovgan condensers and are available in ISO tip sizes 35/45, and 60/80. These NiTi instruments are manufactured by Miltex and sold through authorized dealers.

For more information, visit or call (800) 645-8000.

Masel’s 200 Series pliers with advanced corrosion resistance

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Masel reintroduces the 200 Series Corrosion-Resistant Molybdenum-Inserted Cutters and Pliers with a 5-year warranty on tip wear and tear and a lifetime guarantee on forgings. Fabricated from 100% stainless steel, the 200 series pliers contain a very high percentage of chromium for corrosion resistance and high molybdenum content for toughness. Pliers can be dry-heat sterilized, autoclaved, or any other proper method of cleaning of choice without fear of rust or corrosion. The 200 series pliers are designed after Masel’s most popular and best-selling orthodontic instruments - the 600 Series inserted-tip pliers. The 200s include all their best features including solid stainless steel forgings and box-joint heads.

Masel offers a 30-day free trial on all new pliers, which can be purchased or returned at the end of the trial period by either paying the invoice or returning the pliers. For more information, call (800) 423-8227 or visit

Henry Schein Z-50 Brushless Handpiece

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The new Z-50 Brushless Handpiece features variable cutting speeds up to 50,000 rpm with ultra-high cutting power. This state-of-the-art system provides silent, high-torque performance and is virtually maintenance-free. A digital display and convenient hand and foot controls make for easy use. Strong construction ensures long-term reliability. The handpiece includes a one-year warranty.

For more information or to order, call Sullivan-Schein Dental at (800) 372-4346 or visit

Discus Dental introduces Protégé ultrasonics

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Designed by hygienists for hygienists, Discus Dental introduces Protégé, its new line of ultrasonic inserts. Not only is Protégé designed for outstanding clinical performance and convenience, it is extremely user-friendly. Its ultra-thin tip, in conjunction with an ergonomic grip designed for excellent handling, offers clinicians superior subgingival access. Protégé inserts are designed for use in most magnetostrictive ultrasonic units.

These high-quality, value-priced inserts are available in 25kHz and 30kHz operating frequencies as well as an assortment of tip configurations in order to meet the specific needs of today’s hygienists. For more information, call (800) 422-9448 or visit

CAESY Enterprise 5.5 released

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Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. announces the release of CAESY Enterprise 5.5, the newest update of its server-based software program. It features new and updated multimedia presentations and an elegant new look and feel for ShowCase, the case-presentation software included with CAESY Enterprise. ShowCase enables dentists and staff members to create case presentations, and present them chairside or send them home with the patient to reinforce case acceptance. Enhancements include the addition of viewer themes providing sleek new designs that allow the appearance of the viewer to change, and the Patient Message feature, which lets the dentist write a short note to the patient and have it displayed on the screen.

The new release also features updated videos in the New Technologies, Hygiene, Orthodontics, Restorations, and TMD sections of CAESY.

For more information, visit or call (800) 444-6035.